2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5656 Emotions and Learning

This course will help teachers understand the components of emotional intelligence and recognize the emotional strengths and challenges of each of their students. Teachers will learn to identify where emotional difficulties stem from and know how to address these challenges through guided discussions, classroom instruction, and meditation and mindfulness activities. Teachers will also learn strategies for working with the parents of troubled students to help them support their child’s emotional development at home. After finishing the course, teachers will be equipped with a comprehensive set of best practices for strengthening students’ self-confidence, focus, stress management, and empathy for others.